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Annapolis Valley

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Annapolis Valley is in Nova Scotia.


Map of Annapolis Valley

Evangeline Trail

Towns and hamlets[edit]

Other destinations[edit]

  • Grand-Pré , a former Acadian village and National Historic Site


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Kings Transit links many of the towns and villages of the Annapolis Valley, with service from Hants Border to Weymouth. An express service runs from Hants Border through Grand-Pre, Wolfville/Port Williams and North Kentville via Belcher Street to the Valley Regional Hospital and the Station Lane bus depot in downtown Kentville (Route 2/2A). The other main route (Routes 1/1A and 6/6A) run from the Wolfville Town Centre bus depot on Main Street, with stops in the commercial and business centres of New Minas, Kentville and Berwick to the Greenwood Mall, close to the 14 Wing Greenwood Royal Canadian Air Force base and the Atlantic Region Air Cadet Training Centre. The route from Kentville to Greenwood follows roughly along Highway 1 (the Evangeline Trail) through the communities of Coldbrook, Cambridge, Waterville and the villages of Aylesford and Kingston before terminating.

In Greenwood, a user may also transfer to a route from Greenwood to Bridgetown, via the town of Middleton at the heart of the Annapolis Valley. From the downtown of Bridgetown, the Kings Transit service continues onwards via Highway 1 (Evangeline Trail) to the village of Weymouth through the town of Annapolis Royal (home to Fort Anne National Historic Site), the town of Digby, where you can connect with an inter-provincial ferry service to Saint John, New Brunswick via Bay Ferries' MV Fundy Rose. Afterwards, along the Evangeline Trail, Kings Transit goes through the community of Cornwallis Park, which is home to the former Royal Canadian Navy base and Pearson Peacekeeping Centre, which has been repurposed as the Annapolis Basin Conference Centre and HMCS Acadia, the Atlantic Region Sea Cadet Training Centre.

The old Dominion Atlantic Railway, which was completed in 1869 and ran through the Annapolis Valley, but was since abandoned between the 1980s and early 1990s has been converted to a multi-use trail (hiking, biking, horses, snowmobiles, quads/ATVs) from Bridgetown to Berwick. There's a three-way junction in the trail in Middleton, where another abandoned rail line goes as far south as New Germany.

In Kentville, the trail becomes part of the town's Parks and Recreation system, where use by motor vehicles (motorcycles, motorized scooters, ATVs, snowmobiles, etc.) is strictly prohibited under noise and trail use bylaws enforced by the Kentville Police Service. Similar bylaws apply within the Town of Wolfville, where it is part of the Millennium Trail's Rail Trail extension located beside the idled Windsor and Hantsport Railway Company's property. Noise and trail use regulations are enforced by town bylaw officers with the cooperation of the Wolfville detachment of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.


Grand Pré memorial church
  • 1 Grand Pré Acadian Historic Site, +1 902 542-4040. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Grand-Pré National Historic Site on Wikipedia Grand-Pré National Historic Site (Q2750074) on Wikidata
  • 2 Oaklawn Farm Zoo, 1007 Ward Road, Aylesford, NS, +1 902 847-9790. Boasts the largest display of big cats and primates in Eastern Canada. Oaklawn's 50-acre zoo offers a relaxing atmosphere in a country like setting. You can stroll along and interact with a wide diversity of mammals, birds and reptiles. Oaklawn Farm Zoo features a large variety of endangered and threatened species of exotic, native and domestic breeds of animals.



  • Commercial St. Café, Commercial Street (across from the end of George Street), Middleton, Nova Scotia. Lunch only.. A selection of four excellent Asian fusion dishes. The building's facade is misleading: look for what appears to be someone's house with a simple wooden sign that says "Cafe". $8 to $12.
  • The End of the Line Pub, 73 Queen St., Bridgetown. The kitchen is often closed by 8:30PM.. Good standard pub fare and great beers on tap, plus Asian Fusion and Tex-Mex nights on Tuesdays and Thursdays.


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